Amta

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Amta
আমতা
Census Town
Amta is located in West Bengal
Amta
Amta
Amta is located in India
Amta
Amta
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°34′24″N 88°0′58″E / 22.57333°N 88.01611°E / 22.57333; 88.01611Coordinates: 22°34′24″N 88°0′58″E / 22.57333°N 88.01611°E / 22.57333; 88.01611
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Population (2011)
 • Total 16,699
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration WB
Website howrah.gov.in

Amta is a census town with a police station in Amta I CD Block in Uluberia subdivision of Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Amta is located at 22°34′24″N 88°0′58″E / 22.57333°N 88.01611°E / 22.57333; 88.01611.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Amta had a total population of 16,699 of which 8,454 (51%) were males and 8,245 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,522. The total number of literates in Amta was 12,918 (85.12 % of the population over 6 years). [2]

Transport[edit]

Since 2000 Amta is served by a broad gauge line but earlier it was served by the 45-km Howrah-Amta narrow-gauge route of the Martin's Light Railways, a private rail service established in 1892. The rail company was shut down in 1971.[3][4] Amta is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway railway system. Train Amta to Howrah terminal station Bus Amta to Esplanade, Bagnan, Uluberia, Sankrail, CCU Airpoet 1no Gate and Amta Kalata to Howrah by root Narit, Jhikhira

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amta Bus Stand (Amta)". West Bengal. Wikimapia. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Next weekend you can be at ... Antpur". The Telegraph, 24 July 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  4. ^ "Howrah-Amta BG line section inaugurated". The Hindu Business Line, 24 July 2000. Retrieved 2009-01-19.